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Illinois Bar Journal
Articles From Todd Flaming

Seven Steps to Better Computer Security By Todd Flaming February 2004 Column, Page 101 Want to make your office less vulnerable to computer viruses, hackers, and the like? Here's a seven-step program.
Monitors: Choosing a Window to Your Computer By Todd Flaming August 2003 Column, Page 411 You spend much of your day staring at a computer monitor. Here's a brief buyer's guide.
The Wireless Alternative By Todd Flaming June 2003 Column, Page 309 Wireless networking has come into its own, and it might be right for you and your firm.
Putting It All Together With Information Organizers By Todd Flaming April 2003 Column, Page 203 The e-mail messages, postal letters, notes, briefs, names and addresses, and other data connected with a case; how do you store it all in one place? Here are some options.
A Day in the Life of Future Lawyer By Todd Flaming December 2002 Column, Page 665 A technolegal tale from the future. And the future is good.
Creating a Small-Office Network, Part 1 By Todd Flaming August 2002 Column, Page 425 Small-firm computing is no longer about which computer to buy; even the basic models are powerful enough. Now it's about how to set up a network that lets you share programs and files.
Is Your Word Processor Telling Secrets to the Enemy? By Todd Flaming June 2002 Column, Page 319 Your word-processing software may be making confidential information available to your adversaries without your knowing it. Here's how it happens and what you can do about it.
Managing E-Mail (Part 2): Storing Messages By Todd Flaming February 2002 Column, Page 95 Do you find yourself printing e-mail missives and saving the paper? Here's a better way to create an e-mail archive.
Disaster Recovery Basics By Todd Flaming December 2001 Column, Page 659 With some basic disaster planning, you can keep your practice up and running even if your office is damaged or destroyed.
Managing the E-mail Monster By Todd Flaming October 2001 Column, Page 541 Driven into a corner by e-mail overload? Here's how to fight back.
Tired of the Paper Chase? Here’s a Better Binder By Todd Flaming August 2001 Column, Page 431 Until the paperless office arrives, consider this approach to storing and organizing hard-copy documents.
Your Office on the Web By Todd Flaming June 2001 Column, Page 319 Applications service providers, or ASPs, rent computer programs over the Web. They can give you more computing power and flexibility for less money, but beware the risks.
Technology in a Cost-Conscious Era By Todd Flaming April 2001 Column, Page 205 What if, instead of buying a lot of separate programs, you put all of your data on one computer and use a standard Web browser like Internet Explorer to input, search, and display the results?
Your Computer Can Help Analyze Your Case By Todd Flaming February 2001 Column, Page 97 Software; especially a program called "CaseMap"; can help you see the relationships between the facts, people, events, and issues in your case.
Laptops for Everyone By Todd Flaming December 1999 Column, Page 673 Should you buy a laptop and how? Here's what to look for.
The Best Legal Software Money Can’t Buy By Todd Flaming August 1999 Column, Page 439 Read all about the simple, inexpensive legal software we ought to have and learn why we don't have it -- yet.
The E-mail FAQ By Todd Flaming June 1999 Column, Page 333 Can you catch a virus from an e-mail message? What's a listserver? Read on and find out.
Lessons from a Software Conversion By Todd Flaming April 1999 Column, Page 221 You finally switched from your familiar word-processing program to that new, improved alternative. So why aren't you happy?